Australia needs a long-term innovation mindset and a durable cultural change that persists across election cycles. With over 20 years of The Warren Centre’s Innovation Lectures and over 33 years of dedicated efforts, we know there is still much work to do as new disruptions open opportunities and deliver threats.
The latest Prototype is out, with energy drama, autonomous cars update, killer mosquitos, robot surgeons and more. Fill out our reader survey for a chance to win tickets to our Vivid Sydney event, Art & Algorithms
This week’s Prototype features walkabout smog, robot tax, TV spying, visual maps, The Warren Centre’s submission to the Chief Scientist’s independent electricity supply review, how to get more women and girls into STEM, and many more…
As International Women’s Day approaches next week, it’s worth reflecting on the contributions of women to modern science and engineering. From London’s West End theatre hit Photograph 51 to the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures, previously untold stories of the contributions and challenges of women in STEM fields are coming to the forefront.
There’s a terrific set of stories this week, running the gamut from new planets to human genetic engineering and supermarket mind control. We hope you enjoy reading these as much as we enjoy telling them.
Technological, economic and consumer trends are indeed irreversibly transforming energy systems, not just in Australia, but globally. Policy and market designs must also change.
Another innovation report, interruptions in power supply and the ongoing political debate domestically about energy highlight the role of scientists, technologists and engineers in solving problems and delivering pragmatic commercial solutions. To borrow a phrase, it’s never been a better time to be an Australian innovator working to solve the challenges of the world.
Late last year, New South Wales issued a Future Transport Technology Roadmap, not just a map for new roads and new rail, but a sophisticated vision forward about how innovation and new technology might transform how people move around the cities of the future.
In this Special Edition, we profile ten Australian innovations and share their unique commercialisation and scale-up stories. These technologies make the world a better place and demonstrate how local efforts make global impact. Happy Australia
A new captain will steer the National Innovation and Science Agenda as Senator Arthur Sinodinos takes over the Industry, Innovation and Science portfolio from Minister Greg Hunt. What will this mean for the government’s innovation